MAERLANT, Jacob van

(c. 1230–c. 1300)
   Poet. Van Maerlant was the author of moralistic-didactic poems, many of which are adaptations of French originals in the vernacular (medieval Dutch), such as the Roman de Troje. He seems to have introduced the genre of the popular scientific work, translated from Latin and put into verse, such as the Secreta secretorum and De natura rerum. He was a prolific writer who in addition translated historical and theological treatises and encyclopedic works (Spieghel historiaeland Der kerken claghe).

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